|The attributes of your character apply bonuses or penalties to everything from combat to skill checks to Force powers. Check each attribute to see what aspects of game play it can affect.|
At character generation each of the six physical attributes is at 8, with 30 points to allocate between them. Any attribute can be increased to a maximum of 18 at this time, but beyond 14 there are increased point costs:
Characters are awarded an additional attribute point every fourth level (4, 8, 12 and so on). These are not subject to the increased point costs which apply at character generation.
However, it is not the attribute itself which is important but its modifier, which equals (attribute - 10) / 2, rounded down:
- Strength measures physical power. A high Strength adds modifiers to melee damage and chance to hit, which is important for characters that use close-combat weapons (vibroblades, lightsabers).
Strength modifier (STR) adds to the following:
- Damage with melee weapons and lightsabers
- Attack with melee weapons unless less than Dexterity modifier with Finesse: Melee Weapons
- Attack with lightsabers unless less than Dexterity modifier with Finesse: Lightsabers or Melee Weapons
- Critical Strike and Power Attack Difficulty Classes
The damage bonus granted by a character's Strength modifier varies depending on the melee weapon(s) or lightsaber(s) equipped:
|Main hand||Off hand||Main hand||Off hand|
For example, a character with 20 Strength (STR +5) would be granted the following damage bonuses:
- +5 when unarmed
- +7 [5*1.5] when equipping one melee weapon or lightsaber
- +5 main hand and +2 [5/2] off hand when equipping two melee weapons or lightsabers
- +7 main hand and +2 off hand when equipping a double-bladed melee weapon or lightsaber
- Dexterity measures agility and reflexes. A high Dexterity adds modifiers to ranged attack rolls (blasters) and increases a character's Defense, making them harder to hit.
Dexterity modifier (DEX) adds to the following:
- Attack with ranged weapons (blaster pistols and blaster rifles)
- Attack with melee weapons (including lightsabers) with Finesse: Melee Weapons when greater than Strength modifier
- Attack with lightsabers with Finesse: Lightsabers when greater than Strength modifier
- Reflex save
- Stealth bonus
- Power Blast Difficulty Class
- Constitution represents health and resiliency. A high Constitution adds modifiers to the vitality points gained at each level-up. Constitution also determines what types of implants the character can equip. This attribute is important for all classes.
Constitution modifier (CON) adds to the following:
Vitality can regenerate every 6 seconds, but how much also depends on whether or not the character is engaged in combat:
|8 (-1)||10 (0)||12 (+1)||14 (+2)||16 (+3)||18 (+4)|
|Yes||0 + (0.3*CON)||-0.3||0||0.3||0.6||0.9||1.2|
|No||1 + (0.3*CON)||0.7||1||1.3||1.6||1.9||2.2|
- Intelligence represents knowledge and reasoning. A high Intelligence adds modifiers to the number of points a character has to spend on essential skills.
Intelligence modifier (INT) adds to the following:
- Skill points on character generation
- Skill points granted per level up
- Computer Use, Demolitions, Repair and Security bonus
- Sniper Shot Difficulty Class
- Droid vitality repaired by repair kits
Skill points granted upon level up are determined by a character's permanent Intelligence modifier (bonuses from other equipment and Force powers not included). It is recommended to only allocate points to Intelligence upon character generation to maximize skill points granted at that time, and upon level up:
- Character generation
|Class||Jedi Guardian||Jedi Sentinel||Jedi Consular|
|Skill points||(1+INT) * 4||(3+INT) * 4||(2+INT) * 4|
- Level up
|1 + INT||2 + INT||3 + INT||4 + INT|
Characters are always granted at least four skill points at character generation, and at least one on level up:
|1 + INT||2 + INT||3 + INT||4 + INT|
- Wisdom represents willpower and perception. A high Wisdom adds modifiers to Jedi Force Points and Force Power saving throws. The Force Powers of a Jedi with high Wisdom are also much harder to resist.
Wisdom modifier (WIS) adds to the following:
- Force power Difficulty Class
- Force points per Jedi level
- Will save
- Awareness and Treat Injury bonus
- Vitality healed by medpacs and Heal
- Defense with Battle Precognition (male main player character only)
- A high Charisma increasing the potency of a character's Force Powers. It also reduces the penalty when using Force Powers of an opposing alignment (a light side character with a high Charisma can use dark side powers with less of a penalty), and a high Charisma also improves your companions' chance to hit. Finally, Charisma influences a character's Persuade skill.
Charisma modifier (CHA) adds to the following:
Player Charisma Modifier is normally added to the attack rolls of party members, but a negative modifier results in a penalty. The Attack Breakdown in the Combat section of the Journal's Messages Log displays this accumulating with each attack in a combat round:
|Attack in round||1||2||3||4||5|
|Player Charisma Modifier||1 * CHA||2 * CHA||3 * CHA||4 * CHA||5 * CHA|
However, according to the total it's correctly added just once to each attack.
Charisma modifier can also reduce the Force point cost of Force powers of opposing alignment, as each CHA +1 reduces the adjustment by 5%:
|Light side||Dark side||< 12||12||14||16||18||20||22||24||26||28||30||32||34||36||38||40|
For example, Heal is a light side power that normally costs 52 Force points for a dark side character with no positive Charisma modifier who has achieved mastery, since its base cost (30) is subject to an adjustment increasing it by 75% (+22). However, if that character has 20 Charisma (CHA +5), the adjustment is reduced by 25% (5*5%) to 50%, resulting in 45 (30+15) cost per use.